Progressive Singing Techniques
Tamara Anderson is an internationally acclaimed voice teacher specializing in contemporary styles of music—Rock, Heavy Metal, Pop, Punk, R&B, Motown, Country, Folk, Jazz and Musical Theater. She also offers coaching in voice-overs, jingles, and public speaking.
Tamara’s students include finalists on American Idol, The Voice, America’s Got Talent, Rock Star and America’s Next Big Band. Her students are recording and touring artists (The Hush Sound, Gold Motel, The Academy Is, William Beckett, Janus, Ion Vein, Kraig Kenning, Daphne Willis) who have been signed with Decaydance, Fueled by Ramen, IRIS Records, RCA, Sony, Atlantic, Jive and A&M. She coaches Dove Award winners, Grammy contenders, WAMI (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Award Winners, singer/songwriters and local touring artists (Howl at the Moon, Bella Cain, Purple Apple, Wolvereen, Jasper Acoustic, The Whiskey Belles, The Form, The Atomic Spins). Tamara’s students have performed in huge music festivals (Lollapalooza, Summerfest, Chicago Music Festivals, South by Southwest) and the best known clubs around the world. Several of her students are in leading roles on television (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Nashville, Falling Skies, Rockstar, MTV reality shows, VH1 shows), in films (20th Century Fox, Warner Brother’s, Lionsgate), and in Broadway Musicals (Million Dollar Quartet, Miss Saigon). Others have become YouTube sensations and Reverb Nation’s Top 40 Underground Artists (Keenan Cahill, WhiteBoiWonder, Adero Neeley) as well as Chicago radio station’s KISS FM Fantabuloso winners (2013 winner and 1st runner-up).
Tamara has an extensive, ongoing education in the teaching methodologies taught by the most respected world-class vocal coaches. She has attended recording workshops at Criteria Studios of Miami, Master Voice classes, and professional voice-over/jingles workshops, all taught by high-tier industry professionals. This diverse background enables Tamara to pinpoint students’ physical and mental struggles while developing the unique strengths of each vocalist. She leads students to a healthy voice and confident vocal performance using all the skills that singing demands. This includes effective breathing, pitch, control, power, and range, as well as blending highs and lows, creating tones and textures, conveying emotion, developing individual style, and cultivating stage presence. Tamara creates an individualized learning environment to help artists realize the voice they’ve always wanted, achieve vocal mastery and freedom, and exceed their expectations.
Tamara is the founder and director of “The Progressive Singer’s Workshops”, and the “Singer’s Conferences” presented by What A Voice Productions. She has frequently guest-hosted and head-lined the globally syndicated “Chick Singer Night” of Chicago and Milwaukee and several other popular live showcases.
Tamara lives what she teaches. She is a singer/songwriter, recording artist, producer, and talent developer. She does voice-overs and jingles (Chevrolet, FedEx, McDonald’s, Mattel Toys), cable television shows (Chicago Inside/Out, Who’s Who of Local Talent, The Morning Brew, Variathon), and much more. Tamara has won several talent competitions, and currently performs with a local band (Teacher’s Pet). She has been a featured artist on several well-known radio stations, and sang the theme song for “The Danny Bonaduce Show” featured on Chicago’s 97.9 FM The Loop, Chicago’s WIIT 88.9 FM, Wisconsin’s 95.1 FM WIIL Rock, Round Lake’s WRLR 98.9 FM, Rockford’s The Bear FM, and many more. Tamara has had several educational articles published in The Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, The Daily Herald, Audition News and several other entertainment media sources. She is endorsed by WAMI, McDonald’s Corporation’s “Voice of McDonald’s”, Shure Microphones, Throat Coat Tea and Entertainer’s Secret Throat Coat Spray.
Tamara welcomes new students of all ages and experience levels, from beginners to touring professionals. In addition to vocal techniques, she teaches beginning acoustic guitar and beginning piano, giving students a solid and strong foundation for her students to build upon. Studios are located in the Chicago and Milwaukee areas, and Skype lessons are also available.